Our ongoing efforts to open Ellie’s Coworking + Childcare were featured in the Washington edition of 21st Century Barriers to Women’s Majority Report of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Chairwoman of the committee, Senator Maria Cantwell, spoke at Town Hall Seattle on August 20, pictured right.
Women entrepreneurs have not achieved their full
potential – largely due to issues they have faced for more than three decades. This report details those challenges in three specific areas: access to capital, access to federal contracting, and access to business training and counseling.” — The nationwide version of the Entrepreneurship report.
We spoke with Senator Cantwell’s DC office about the challenges we’ve faced and were honored to be included in her report. Thank you to the Washington Women’s Business Center for supporting our existing coworking space, Works Progress, and for connecting us with this opportunity.